Mauro has been involved in the research and analysis of the European fund industry for the last 16 years. He started his career working at Lipper and was one of the main architects behind the creation of the Global Fund Analyser, the first database calculating asset growth across European and offshore fund markets following the introduction of the Ucits directive. In January 2002 Mauro joined FERI Fund Market Information Ltd (the fore-runner of Lipper FMI) and helped to create and develop SalesWatch, the confidential cross-border sales benchmarking service, and the FundFile open-market database. A regular speaker at fund industry conferences and events, at Lipper FMI he was also the author of various reports on industry trends on the Italian, Spanish and Belgian markets.